Music Teacher Sexually Abused 6-Year-Old Students: Police - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Music Teacher Sexually Abused 6-Year-Old Students: Police



    A Chester County music teacher is behind bars, charged with sexually abusing three young students during private lessons. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez reports the students were just six years old. (Published Friday, June 13, 2014)

    A teacher is accused of exposing himself and touching his young students inappropriately while he was supposed to be giving them music lessons.

    Police arrrested 44-year-old Anton Fomin of East Pikeland Township after a 6-year-old girl told authorities he touched her inappropriately during one-on-one piano lessons.

    She also informed investigators that the suspect showed her images and videos depicting nude children and adults on his computer, the criminal complaint shows.

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    "This is someone who is taking advantage of a position of trust and preying on innocent victims," said Michael Noone, Chester County Assistant District Attorney.

    After the first victim came forward, two other students went to police with similar accusations.

    The allegations led police to execute a search warrant at Fomin's home, where they recovered his computer and other electronic devices that contained nude images of both children and adults including himself.

    Fomin, who is originally from Russia, was fired from his position at the Malvern School of Music on June 4 -- the day owner Dave Stoltzfus learned of his alleged crimes.

    "My heart goes out to the children," Stoltzfus said.

    Along with the nearly five years he spent teaching music at the Malvern School, Fomin gave private lessons at his home and ran his own music school -- the Kimberton School of Music in Phoenixville, according to the school's website.

    The suspect also taught at Temple University and Texas Christian Univeristy, according to a bio on the school's site.

    Fomin faces multiple charges including attempted aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.